Immunizations are for college students, too
  • In just a couple of weeks, college
    campuses across the state will be hustling and bustling with new and returning
  • Many of them will share dorm rooms,
    all of them will find themselves in classrooms, coming in close contact with
    many people – putting them at higher risk for exposure to vaccine preventable
  • It is recommended (and in some cases,
    required) that all incoming college students provide documentation of the
    following immunizations:
    • Meningococcal Meningitis
    • Tetanus
    • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
    • Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis
  • In addition, Mesa County Health
    Department recommends Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B immunizations.
  • Contact your health care provider or
    Mesa County Health Department to ensure your immunizations are up-to-date
    and/or to schedule an appointment.
  • Mesa County Health Department accepts
    all insurances and has programs for those without insurance.
  • Call 970-248-6906 for more information
    or to make an appointment.

Breastfeed for your health and the health of
your baby
  • Both mothers and babies see health
    benefits from breastfeeding.
  • Mesa County Health Department has
    educators and resources for moms who are ready to breastfeed.
  • Babies see both short-term and
    long-term health benefits:
    • Breast milk is easy to digest and
      contains antibodies that can protect infants from bacterial and viral
    • Babies who are breastfed have lower
      risks of asthma, childhood leukemia, ear infections, eczema, diarrhea and
      vomiting, lower respiratory infections, sudden infant death syndrome and type 2
  • Mothers who breastfeed have a lower
    risk of ovarian cancer, certain types of breast cancer and type 2 diabetes.
  • Ready to get started?
    • Find a friend or family member who
      will be a good support person.
    • Know your rights as a nursing mother.
      Colorado law states that a mother may breastfeed in any place she has a right
      to be, including work.
    • It’s normal to
      find breastfeeding hard. If you are having problems breastfeeding, talk to your
      health care provider, hospital staff or the Mesa County Health Department Women
      Infants & Children program. Call (970) 248-6900 for more info.